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Title: Agile manufacturing: The drivers, concepts and attributes
Authors: Yusuf, Y.Y.
Gunasekaran, A.
Baiden, Bernard K.
et. al
Keywords: Agility;
Drivers;
Concepts;
Attributes;
Enablers
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V.
Citation: Elsevier Science B.V., Int. J. Production Economics 62 (1999) 33}43
Abstract: Agile manufacturing, a recently popularised concept, has been advocated as the 21st century manufacturing paradigm. It is seen as the winning strategy to be adopted by manufacturers bracing themselves for dramatic performance enhancements to become national and international leaders in an increasingly competitive market of fast changing customer requirements. This paper identi"es the drivers of agility and discusses the portfolio of competitive advantages that have emerged over time as a result of the changing requirements of manufacturing. The need to achieve the competitive advantages of manufacturing in synergy and without trade-o!s is fundamental to the agile paradigm. To further the understanding of agility, this paper reviews the meaning of agility from di!erent perspectives and suggests a comprehensive de"nition which can be adopted as a working de"nition by practitioners. Four underlining concepts of agility has emerged from the working de"nition and the paper presents a representation of these concepts and their interactions. Finally, the paper highlights some of the key enablers of agility and identi"es potential future research directions.
Description: An article published by Elsevier Science B.V.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12282
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